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71st Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: I see dogs straining at their leashes

Scenic reading





Scenic reading on January 22nd, 2016, at 6.00 pm, Representation of Lower Saxony

Warsaw | 1899 – Osnabruck | 1904 – Berlin – Rome – Rapallo – Ostend – Brussels – Mechelen – Auschwitz | August 1944

Starting on 26 January 2016, the Deutsches Historisches Museum is showing 100 works from the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem for the first time in Germany in the exhibition: But My Soul Is Free – Art From The Holocaust 1939-1945.
The paintings and drawings on show also include works by the German-Jewish artist Felix Nussbaum.

In the run-up to the exhibition and commemorating the 71st Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, the International Auschwitz Committee, the Federal Foreign Office, the Representation of Lower Saxony and the Deutsches Historisches Museum invite you to:

  • Remember the artist couple Felka Platek and Felix Nussbaum
    ‘I see dogs straining at their leashes’
  • Scenic reading with Eva-Maria Kurz and Gerd Grasse
  • Friday, 22 January 2016, 6.00 pm
  • Representation of Lower Saxony, In den Ministergärten 10, 10117 Berlin

In 40 fictitious diary entries, Christoph Heubner has retraced the life and work of the two Jewish artists who came from Warsaw and Osnabruck. The accompanying drawings are by Petra Rosemann.

  • Words of welcome: Michael Pelke, Representative of the State of Lower Saxony to the Federation
  • Greetings: Dr Felix Klein, Ambassador, Special Representative for Relations with Jewish Organisations in the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Introduction: Christoph Heubner, Executive Vice President of the International Auschwitz Committee